La Center United Newsletter
December 2nd, 5:30-7:00 PM
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84275058943
La Center United is hosting a Community Resource Forum. Come share about your business, organization, or group, or just join to hear about resources and opportunities in your community!
If you are a Business, Group, or Organization that would like to share please prepare a slide that includes:
- Business/Organization/Group Name
- a brief Paragraph Explaining your Organization
- If you are a group that meets regularly please include a public meeting schedule or calendar
- Contact information, including a name, website, email, and phone number if relevant
Please send completed slides to firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Game Night Postponed- New Date TBD
Take our Parent Survey for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card
Please help La Center United continue to collect community data by taking our community survey. This survey will help La Center United understand current community conditions and how to best serve the community. Take a picture of your completed survey submission receipt and email it to email@example.com to have your name put in a drawing for a $25 gift card.
Alert: Insufficiently Labeled Delta-8 THC Products Cause for Concern
An uptick in the accidental ingestion of delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) edibles by children and youth prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release a health alert after many of those ingestions resulted in hospitalizations.
Consumers of cannabis products should be wary of insufficient labeling on products containing delta-8 THC, a psychoactive compound found in hemp that often comes in the forms of edibles, like gummies and chocolates, beverages, vapes, and tinctures.
Delta-8 THC intoxication can cause adverse effects, especially in children. These effects include:
- Uncoordinated movements and decreased psychomotor activity
- Slurred speech
- Increased heart rate progressing to slowed heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Difficulty breathing
Data Shows COVID Impact on Mental Health, Substance Use
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released findings from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The data suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the nation’s well-being. Americans responding to the NSDUH survey reported that the coronavirus outbreak adversely impacted their mental health, including by exacerbating the use of alcohol or drugs among people who had used drugs in the past year.
New Community Member Welcome Basket
La Center United Partners with Community Organizations and Local Businesses To Welcome New Community Members
La Center United has partnered with community organizations and local businesses to compile baskets with local information and swag items to welcome new neighbors to the community.
Each basket consists of: a La Center United welcome letter, brochures, and/or business cards from local businesses, churches, and volunteer groups, a treat from Sadie & Josie's bakery, a face mask, a La Center United: bandana, pop-socket, pen, and lanyard, a small notebook, to-go “youth first” bag, key chain, La Center Museum Centennial newspaper, and calendar with historical pictures of La Center.
If you are a new community member or know a new member of the community who may be interested in a community welcome basket please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Loft
What is The Loft
The Loft is a Teen center open to Middle & Highschool teens.
What are the hours?
The Loft is open Wednesday afternoon's 3:30-5:30 when school is in session
Where Is The Loft Located?
The Loft is located in La Center Evangelical Free Church 111 E 5th St, La Center, WA 98629
What is there to do at The Loft?
Activities at The Loft include:
· Board games
· Ping pong
· Art Activities
· Video games
· Table Hockey
· A community library
· Homework help
· And more!
The Loft is located in a church, does the Loft have a religious affiliation?
The Loft has no religious affiliation. The La Center Evangelical Free Church has generously donated space to help provide a safe space in the community for teens.
History of the Loft
La Center United is a community coalition focused on building a safe community where youth and families can learn, grown, connect and build resilience. During a community townhall forum the coalition was made aware of the lack of safe spaces for youth to hangout in the community. The coalition jumped into action and in 2017 The Loft Opened its doors deeming itself a safe place for teens to connect.
Interested in volunteering?
If you are an adult interested in volunteering, or bringing in a new skill please contact La Center United at email@example.com to learn more.
All participants must be registered to attend. Parents can register thier youth from the link below.
2021-22 La Center United Calendar of Events
You Can Support La Center United By:
- AmazonSmile: next time you make a purchase from Amazon, consider purchasing through smile.amazon.com or Amazon Smile through the amazon shipping app; and choose La Center United. A portion of the proceeds goes directly towards La Center United at no additional cost to you.
- Fred Meyers Rewards: Supporting La center United when you shop is as simple as updating the Community Rewards selection on your digital account.
Sign in to your digital account
Go here to search for your organization
Enter the name or NPO number of the organization that you wish to support.
Select La Center United from the organization list and click “Save.”
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